Still Floating

lost affinity

absence of astronomy

finding a way through the vacant sea


drifting along without

a sail

let alone a motor


self-exile sentencing automatic

wandering to where

whatever a home is

About Sean William Lynch
Sean Lynch is a writer and editor who lives in South Philly. Lynch's first book of poems, the city of your mind, was published in 2013 by Whirlwind Press. His second chapbook, Broad Street Line, focusing on politics and public transportation, was published by Moonstone Press in 2016. 100 Haiku is his latest release, also published by Moonstone Press in 2018. Lynch's writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including (parenthetical), Poetry Quarterly, and Tincture Journal.

11 Responses to Still Floating

  1. Great symbolism in this poem.

  2. sophiebowns says:

    Wow! What a great poem!

    • Sean Lynch says:

      Thanks Sophie, and thank you for reading and responding to my poetry for quite some time now. By the way, I’ve read some of your series and I have to say it is engaging. I can’t say I’ve read all of it, though, because you are so damn prolific.

  3. Rhythm is superb.
    Moreover, though your style of poetry is usually economic, saying less, this one particularly I think is as important for what it doesn’t say as for what it does.

    • Sean Lynch says:

      Thanks, this poem doesn’t say a lot. I’d say that some people might find it too broad, but maybe that is why it is more relatable than my other poems.

  4. Sean,

    Absence of astronomy works beautifully. As a feeling, image, verb.

    Thanks for reading my blog by the way.


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